The biggest celebration of genre films in Latin America will kick off on May 17th with Brazil's 2018 Fantaspoa film festival, and following the reveal of the first wave of titles (including Mohwak, The Endless, and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich), the second wave of titles for the anticipated festival have now been unveiled, along with the announcement that filmmaker William Lustig (Maniac Cop trilogy, 1980's Maniac) will join Mick Garris in receiving a career achievement award:
We have the official press release below with the full second wave of titles, and be sure to visit Fantaspoa's official website for more information.
Press Release: Porto Alegre, Brazil - April 30, 2018 - Brazil's Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, is proud to reveal the second wave of programming selected for their upcoming fourteenth edition, running from May 17th through June 3rd, 2018. The celebrated genre film fest, which takes place annually in the lakeside city of Porto Alegre will announce their full line-up, containing more than 100 films from around the world, on the second week of May.
Twenty new features are being announced today, in addition to the seventeen previously announced, which included Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, Mohawk, The Ranger, Ederlezi Rising, and Les Garçons Sauvages.
Along with previously announced "Masters of Horror" creator Mick Garris, director William Lustig will also receive a career achievement award at the 2018 festival. Lustig, whose films include Maniac, Uncle Sam, and the Maniac Cop trilogy, is also the CEO of Blue Underground, an American entertainment company specializing in the distribution of obscure exploitation films.
New attending talent includes Hernan Aguilar, Gabriela Amaral Almeida, Guillermo Amoedo, Thomas Aske Berg, Lazar Bodroza, Gonzalo Calzada, Caye Casas, Manuel Facal, Samuel Galli, Aryeh Hasfari, Adolfo J. Kolmerer, Marc Martínez Jordán, David Masterson, Michael Peterson, Albert Pintó, Lucio A. Rojas, Tilman Singer, Stoya, and Paul Urkijo Alijo.
The second round of fantastic features selected for Fantaspoa 2018 are:
Aterrados (Demián Rugna, Argentina) - Brazilian Premiere
Berlin Falling (Ken Duken, Germany) - Brazilian Premiere
BraveStorm (Jun'ya Okabe, Japan) - Latin American Premiere
Errementari (Paul Urkijo Alijo, Spain/France) - Latin American Premiere
Family (Veronica Kedar, Israel, Germany) - Latin American Premiere
Fiesta Nibiru (Manuel Facal, Uruguay) - Latin American Premiere
Friendly Beast (Gabriela Amaral Almeida, Brazil) - Regional Premiere
Framed (Marc Martínez Jordán, Spain) - Latin American Premiere
El Habitante (Guillermo Amoedo, Mexico/Chile) - Brazilian Premiere
Knuckleball (Michael Peterson, Canada) - Latin American Premiere
Luciferina (Gonzalo Calzada, Argentine) - Brazilian Premiere
Luz (Tilman Singer, Germany) - Brazilian Premiere
Madraza (Hernan Aguilar, Argentina) - Brazilian Premiere
Mal Nosso (Samuel Galli, Brazil) - Brazilian Premiere
Matar a Dios (Caye Casas and Albert Pintó, Spain) - Brazilian Premiere
Snowflake (Adolfo Kolmerer and William James, Germany) - Latin American Premiere
Trauma (Lucio A. Rojas, Chile) - Brazilian Premiere
The Velocipastor (Brendan Steere, U.S./China) - Brazilian Premiere
Vampire Clay (Sôichi Umezawa, Japan) - Latin American Premiere
VampyrVidar (Thomas Aske Berg, Norway) - Latin American Premiere
Today’s titles join previously announced Fantaspoa 2018 features After the Lethargy (Marc Carreté, Spain), Blood Fest (Owen Egerton, U.S.), The Dark (Justin P. Lange, Austria/Canada), Ederlezi Rising (Lazar Bodroza, Serbia), The Endless (Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, U.S.), Les Garçons Sauvages (Bertrand Mandico, France), Inuyashiki (Shinsuke Sato, Japan), A Mata Negra (Rodrigo Aragão, Brazil), Mohawk (Ted Geoghegan, U.S.), The Next Kill (Mike McCutchen, U.S.), A Pedra da Serpente (Fernando Sanches, Brazil), Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund, U.K./U.S.), The Ranger (Jenn Wexler, U.S.), Rock Steady Row (Trevor Stevens, U.S.), The Scythe (Rustam Mosafir, Russia), Tigers Are Not Afraid (Issa López, Mexico), and The Witch Files (Kyle Rankin, U.S.).